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China Blue Art Collection

China Blue is the first person to record the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and a two time recipient of a NASA/Rhode Island Space Grant. She is an internationally exhibiting artist who has made a career based on sound art and installations. Her most recent body of work is based on the emergence of new biological forms from obsolescent technology. Her work has been shown in museums galleries and non-profit spaces around the world. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute. http://chinablueart.com Sound pieces can be purchased through CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ChinaBlue
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China Blue Art Collection
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When science, architecture and art meet: Artist China Blue discovers music in the vibrations of the Eiffel Tower These are some of the original recordings. Since 1889, the world has assumed they knew the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Artist China Blue has proven them wrong. In October of 2007, China Blue, along with her technical team headed by auditory neuroscientist Seth Horowitz, discovered that it is a living, constantly fluxing iron organism: a living thing with its own song,...
Topics: Eiffel Tower, Tour Eiffel, Seth Horowitz, NeuroPop, CD Baby
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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From the Viewpoint of the Tree, 2009 This work was created for "Tree Museum," Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY Recording process by NeuroPop
Topics: Tree Museum, Bronx Museum, NeuroPop
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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The group of four "8 Bit Crickets" consist of antiphotoreactive electronic crickets in circuit cages that sing only in the dark, growing silent in the light like their biological counterparts. These crickets create their own dark-dependent rhythmically compelling songs, entitled: "The 8 Bit Cricket Chorus." 4 "8 Bit Crickets" 70"h x 16"w each Materials: Mixed media and electronic components. Exhibited 2010 in the solo exhibition "Seventh...
Topics: 8 bit, cricket, interactive, sculpture, biomimetic
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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Time, 2008 Created for "The Lament Project", Cal Arts, The Center for Integrated Media, Los Angeles, CA
Topics: Time, Lament Project, Cal Arts, Center for Integrated Media
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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"Think Tank," 2002 Exhibited 2002 at Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA Mixed media with circuit and movement sensor
Topics: Think Tank, Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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Studio-2006 Recording of working in my studio
Topic: Studio
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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"Sonic Primordia," 2010 Solo exhibition: Seventh Kingdom at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI "Sonic Primordia" is an installation based on Carl Sagan's statement in "The Cosmos: "We are all star stuff harvesting star light." The structural elements of the piece consists of a pair of 6 foot tall human lungs with bronchia made from dryer vents, recycled vinyl sheeting and PVC pipes. Housed within this structure are speakers connected to a discarded...
Topics: Sonic Primordia, Marte Roel
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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"Laura's Jabbering Jabberwocky", 2003 Mixed media with movement sensor and microprocessor. Audio: the "Jabberwocky" by C.S. Lewis read in one minute or less 13w x 41h x 17d Exhibited in the solo exhibition "Architectural Therapy" at the Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY
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Topic: Laura's Jabbering Jabberwocky
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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"Think Tank," 2002 Exhibited at Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA Mixed media with circuit and movement sensor
Topics: Think Tank, Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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Love Zone, 2003 Exhibited in the solo exhibition: "Architectural Therapy", Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY Tree, speakers, electronic component 8'h x 53"w x 69"d
Topic: Love Zone, architectural therapy
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by China Blue
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Firefly 2.0, 2010 is an artbot informed by DIY aesthetics. The piece which is made out of recycled materials skitters unpredictably while flashing a large blue led. In a whimsical manner it harkens back to wonderful summertime childhood experiences collecting bugs. This work was exhibited 2010 in the solo exhibition "Seventh Kingdom" at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. It was also exhibited 2011 in the solo exhibition "Firefly Projects" at the Newport Museum of...
Topic: Firefly 2.0
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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"The Calls," 2007 Exhibited in "Digiscape: Unexplored Terrain" Pace Digital Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY, Curated by China Blue This is a sound piece that is an ode to the World Trade Center. The piece is based on actual recordings of phone calls and dispatches made during and after the attacks and recordings of air traffic controller conversations with the pilot just prior to the impacts. Dial tones form the overlying sound structure. The tones selected are all...
Topics: The Calls, 9/11, World Trade Center, Pace Digital Gallery
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by China Blue
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"Sound Coat," 2002 Mixed media with CD player and movment sensor Exhibited 2002 at the Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA "Blue's melding of unlike elements also suggests her desire to reweave the disparate elements and fragmented nature of contemporary life." -Terri Cohen, Art Week, San Francisco, CA
Topics: Sound Coat, Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue, NeuroPop
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"Skratch," 2006 Exhibited at the Acoustical Society of America's annual meeting. "Skratch" is a 7.1 surround sound installation which was created from a recording of an actual pool game played with friends. The piece utilizes the 7.1 format which has 6 primary speakers that are used to represent the 6 pockets of the pool table. The ball sounds are heard from the appropriate speaker when the ball drops into a pocket. When sitting in the center, the audience can hear the...
Topics: Skratch, Acoustical Society of America, Neuropop
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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The Firefly Cloud, 2010 is a cluster of LEDs programmed to blink at the rate of the Phontinus Ignitus. Suspended from a balloon, they were escorted around the neighborhood at night. As the evening was slightly windy the Firefly Cloud created beautiful light drawings. 2011, the documentary photographs of this work were exhibited in the solo exhibition: "Firefly Projects" at the Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Topics: firefly cloud, newport art museum
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue
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The sculpture: "Underwalk" is an illuminated blue plexiglass staircase. The staircase is placed against the wall creating a space where the artist has located a sound piece. This unused space is often called "dead space." By energizing the space she has articulated and shaped it with sound. The sound created for the piece is based on recordings of walking up and down stairs that was abstracted and fragmented to create the erry and yet familiar composition that could be heard...
Topics: Underwalk, China Blue, sculpture
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by China Blue
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E-Rosa, 2010 E-Rosa is a light responsive, vine-like piece, fabricated from recycled anti-static bags, guitar strings, acetate and electronic circuits. When their self-contained lumination turns on, the vine reacts by trembling. The series of drawings of the "E-Rosa" are works that capture this technological transformation of nature with elegance. Materials: guitar strings, pager motors, recycled anti-static circuit bags, acetate, electronic components. This work was exhibited in 2010...
Topics: e-rosa, biomimetic
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"Negative Ellipse," 2007 Sound pieces based on the recorded acoustics of the Richard Serra sculpture "Ellipse" at DIA Beacon. Photograph by Seth Horowitz
Topics: Negative Ellipse, Richard Serra, DIA Beacon
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by China Blue
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Mantra Trees, 2004 Exhibited in the solo exhibition "Fluid Paths" Interface, Dijon, France, Curated by Stephanie Jeanjean.
Topics: Mantra Trees, Fluid Paths, Interface, Dijon France, Stephanie Jeanjean
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"Josephine and Marion's Vent", 2001 Mixed media with movement sensor Exhibited in: "Going Home" curated by Lance Fung Hopper House, Nyack, NY "..China Blue's Josephine & Marion's Vent. Upon entering, the visitor sees in the otherwise empty room what looks like two small white, corrugated, plastic boxes glowing in the far corners. They seem like heating or air conditioning ducts and thereafter appear to be part of the functional architecture of the room. Emanating...
Topics: Josephine and Marion's Vent, Hopper House
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City Fish, 2008 âCity Fishâ is an animation of a gold fish in a fish bowl, who responds humorously to the ambient city noises, demonstrating how our environmental noise applies stress even to those surrounding us.
Topic: City Fish
China Blue Art Collection
by China Blue, Richard Humann
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Collaboration work with artist: Richard Humann, Brooklyn, NY 2002 Why do Gorilla's Have Big Nostrils, Sound piece 2004 Maximum Strength Ambition, Sound piece 2004 Letter E, Sound piece (unfinished)
Topics: Richard Humann, Why do gorillas have big Nostrils, Maximum Strength
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"Mikey vs Fabio", 2004 Solo Exhibition: Fluid Paths, Interface, Dijon, France, Curated by Stephanie Jeanjean. "What does sound look like? If some noises, water rushing, trains, rolling, birds chirping, bring predictable associations, the experiment of China Blueâs "Mikey vs. Fabio" adds a welcome geometric abstraction to the mix. In a room filled with the sounds of a ping pong game (played presumably by the Mikey and Fabio of the title), the viewer is surprised to see...
Topics: Mikey vs Fabio, Interface, Dijon France, Stephanie Jeanjean
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"Secret Arch", 2007 Solo Exhibition, "Secret Arch," Dam Stuhltrager gallery, Brooklyn, NY "The 'Secret Arch' by China Blue appears under a white-covered canopy. Two hidden microphones are deployed to recreate the Whispering Gallery at the end of the Oyster Bar ramps in Grand Central Station. The artist utilizes the trajectory of sound to carve space while implicating the viewer as an eavesdropper on brief whispered secrets from persons unknown. Sometimes the voices can...
Topics: Secret Arch, Dam Stuhltrager
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by China Blue
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Clack, 2006 Inspired by the recording of pool balls hitting each other that was captured for "Skratch"
Topic: clack
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Exhibited in the solo exhibition "Architectural Therapy," 2003 at Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY
Topics: Blind spot, architectural therapy
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"Dijon Chimes," 2004 Mixed Media with sound Exhibited in the solo Exhibition "Fluid Paths," L'Atheneum, Dijon France, Curated by Stephanie Jeanjean
Topics: dijon chimes, l'atheneum, dijon france, fluid paths
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by China Blue
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"Deep Sleep," 2004 Combined media with video Exhibited at the "Gigantic Art Space," New York, NY
Topic: deep sleep
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"Circuit Cerebellum" is a sculptural piece mixing an anatomical model of the human brain with recycled electronic components, symbolizing the posthuman possibilities of expanding the human consciousness with additional components of our own manufacture. Size: 7"w x 6"h x 6"d Materials: plaster brain with resistors and capacitors 2010 exhibited in the solo exhibition "Seventh Kingdom" University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Ri.
Topics: circuit cerebellum, brain
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Hygro Rhizome, 2010 Hygro Rhizome is group of 6 interconnected sculptural rhizomes, root-like structures of biological plants, each with their own circuit that measures the water supply in an attached beaker. As long as there is water, the rhizome remains internally illuminated, dimming and going dark as the water evaporates or is contaminated. Size: 9"w x 4.5"h x 4"d Materials: recycled guitar strings (roots), cast resin (body), painted recycled water bottles (leaves) and water...
Topic: Hygro Rhizome